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    1. Michele Schwartz. 

    <p>1. Michele Schwartz.&nbsp;</p>
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    2. Gayle Stallings. 

    <p>2. Gayle Stallings.&nbsp;</p>
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    3. Chef’s Showcase Best in Theme winner, Treaty Oak Distillery. 

    <p>3. Chef’s Showcase Best in Theme winner, Treaty Oak Distillery.&nbsp;</p>
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    4. Shelby Hawkins and Eric Cmar. 

    <p>4. Shelby Hawkins and Eric Cmar.&nbsp;</p>
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    5. Chef’s Showcase People’s Choice Award, chef ATX. 

    <p>5. Chef’s Showcase People’s Choice Award, chef ATX.&nbsp;</p>
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    6. Shelley Brasher, Amber Scott and Brooke Robbins. 

    <p>6. Shelley Brasher, Amber Scott and Brooke Robbins.&nbsp;</p>
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    7. John Sutton, Rene Tennison, Rafael Santos and Alfred Engstrand. 

    <p>7. John Sutton, Rene Tennison, Rafael Santos and Alfred Engstrand.&nbsp;</p>
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    8. Whitney Forrest, Mauricette Rodriguez and Nancy Shyi. 

    <p>8. Whitney Forrest, Mauricette Rodriguez and Nancy Shyi.&nbsp;</p>
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    9. Chef’s Showcase Best in Savory winner, Pink Avocado.

    <p>9. Chef’s Showcase Best in Savory winner, Pink Avocado.</p>

Every year, the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events hosts a fundraiser. In 2017, this annual Taste of NACE event took place at downtown Austin’s Trinity Hall and benefitted the Foundation of NACE and a local partner, Adventures with Autism, Down Syndrome and Epilepsy. The Taste of NACE event, which has become a nationally recognized, award-winning fundraiser, featured some of Austin’s top culinary talent, a silent auction, live entertainment and dancing. naceaustin.com

The International Live Events Association (ILEA) Dallas Chapter spread some holiday cheer at its annual Holiday Giveback. The organization chose to work with Senior Source and the Diversicare facility. Members of the group held a party for the facility complete with caroling, live music, holiday crafts and bingo—and of course plenty of cookies and punch. The group also collected items for Diversicare’s wish list, along with a $5 donation from each member who registered for the networking happy hour that followed the party.

 

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Houston Area Chapter hosted the third annual “A Night Among the Stars” awards gala at the newly opened Marriott Marquis Houston. The 2018 honoree was Luther Villagomez, CEO of Houston First Corporation and manager of the George R. Brown Convention Center.

 

The iconic Hotel Crescent Court—situated in the heart of Dallas’ vibrant Uptown— recently celebrated the completion of the $33 million overhaul to its lobby, guest rooms, lavish suites, corridors, and spa and fitness center. To celebrate the momentous occasion, Hotel Crescent Court invited VIP guests to a special unveiling. As a Lone Star landmark, Hotel Crescent Court’s 186 rooms and 40 lavish suites reflect gracious Texas hos - pitality including a private bar, custom bath products and thoughtful touches.